Frequently Asked Questions
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Whether this is your first time exploring aesthetic medicine or you have had treatments in the past, at SlimDOC, we always want you to feel comfortable with your medically supervised services. We encourage you to ask questions and become familiar with the procedure. Dr. Davis and her staff will ask you a few questions to better understand your expectations and your familiarity with our safe, noninvasive laser procedures.
FAQS about i-Lipo XCell Treatment
You may have questions about the safety and effectiveness of our i-Lipo XCell treatment, as well as questions about how it works. You are always welcome to direct questions to our qualified, caring medically trained staff. These are some of the most frequently asked questions.
During this safe, noninvasive laser treatment, a laser is used to stimulate the body’s natural process for breaking down and releasing stored content in the fat cells.
Yes, it has been approved by the FDA and independent clinical studies have shown the i-Lipo XCell laser treatment to be totally safe with no side effects. The noninvasive laser is designed to simply trigger a natural reaction of fat cell release.
You can safely shape your abdomen, thighs, upper arms and chin with this noninvasive treatment.
The i-Lipo XCell laser treatment takes just 20 minutes, making it one of the faster procedures.
Most people feel almost nothing during their treatment, and typically feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the safe, noninvasive procedure. You may feel a slight warmth where the treatment pads are in contact with your skin.
The number of treatments is always uniquely determined at your consultation.
Your SlimDOC care provider will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
This procedure is completely comfortable and noninvasive so there is so there is no recovery period and no down time.
Once the fat cells are broken down after your laser treatments, they need a way to exit the body so that they don’t get reabsorbed by other fat cells. Following the laser treatment you will receive a whole body vibration session to ensure that the fat is drained through the lymphatic system.
The procedures at other clinics focus on separate treatments for fat reduction, cellulite improvement, and skin tightening. At SlimDOC, the i-Lipo XCell treatment combines all these services into one treatment to give you the best results.
FAQS about CoolSculpting
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. This is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on- one consultation at the SlimDOC office to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Your SlimDOC care provider will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit.
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. It has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask your SlimDOC staff consultant if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.